Photographs © Highland Folk Museum


Ardverikie Estate Sawmill at the Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore

Grid Reference: NN 724 996,
OS sheet 35
Post code: PH20 1AY
Directions: Turn off the A9 between Perth and Inverness, signposted Newtonmore and Kingussie. From the south, go through Newtonmore towards Kingussie on the A86, and the museum entrance is on the right on the outskirts of the village.

The machinery for this sawmill was originally installed by Alexander Cameron at Nethy Bridge in 1863. In 1937, it was relocated in its entirety to Ardverikie Estate, near Laggan, where the BBC series Monarch of the Glen was filmed. Here a 12ft overshot wheel powered the mill, which supplied 'off the saw' timber for use on the estate.

By the late 90s the sawmill was disused, and it was again relocated, this time to the Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore. The sawmill is now fully working again, and can be viewed by the public along with over thirty other re-located or recreated Highland buildings. There is no entry charge to the museum.

Opening times 2017
Daily, 5th April- end August, 10.30-17.30.
September-October, 11.00-16.30.

National Mills Weekend Opening Times 2017
Saturday & Sunday, 10.30-17.30.

Jacob O'Sullivan, 01540 672230


Website: https://www.highlifehighland.com/highlandfolkmuseum/